Is anyone else amazed at how many people use nginx on Windows?

Michael Shadle mike503 at
Thu May 7 02:35:55 MSD 2009

Yeah, I did not mean to start a flame war. Obviously this will bring
up the religious windows vs. linux/unix. I just found it quite
interesting so many people were interested and seemed to be expecting
the native Windows release.

I do slightly disagree though. Sure, a developer might not have OS
selection options and the system administrator ultimately makes the
call, butif you're able to make a decision not he webserver being
used, you should have some influence on the OS too.

I did try the nginx that Kevin(?) built I believe was his name (sorry
if I forgot your name dude) on my laptop so I could develop
locally/remotely, but then I realized for PHP support I'v ebeen
relying on php-fpm, and I had no clue how to get PHP going under
fastcgi on Windows...

I wound up using XAMPP or something and just kept the work I did simple.

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Cliff Wells <cliff at> wrote:
> While I tend to agree with the general sentiment, I don't think it's
> necessary to insult people over their choice of technology.
> Regards,
> Cliff

More information about the nginx mailing list